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29 Jan 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged: - Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Palau - Diarrhoea: Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Tonga - Influenza-like illness: Solomon Islands - Prolonged fever: Solomon Islands

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Zika virus - Tonga: There has been an increase in the number of suspected zika cases reported in the week ending 17 and 24 January 2016. Two out of nine samples sent to the LabPlus NZ, were RT-PCR positive for Zika virus.

25 Jan 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Palau

Diarrhoea: Solomon Islands

Other updates

Dengue:

10 Jan 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

Diarrhoea: Solomon Islands, Tonga

Other updates

Diarrhoea

Solomon Islands: Rotavirus outbreak continues. It appears that nationally the outbreak has plateaued, although case numbers may still be increasing in some provinces. Six deaths (4 children and 2 adults) have been reported to have died of a diarrhoeal illness during the outbreak. These deaths are being investigated to determine which deaths are attributable to the complications of rotavirus gastroenteritis.

01 Jan 2016 description

[JTWC] Summary: TROPICAL CYCLONE (TC) 06P (ULA), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 301 NM SOUTHWEST OF PAGO PAGO, HAS TRACKED WESTWARD AT 12 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. ANIMATED INFRARED SATELLITE IMAGERY DEPICTS AN EMBEDDED CENTER FEATURE THAT HAS EVOLVED INTO A WEAK EYE FEATURE. THE CURRENT POSITION IS PLACED WITH GOOD CONFIDENCE BASED ON TIGHTLY CURVED BANDING SEEN IN A 011718Z SSMIS 91GHZ MICROWAVE IMAGE. THE CURRENT INTENSITY HAS DROPPED TO 75 KNOTS BASED ON CURRENT INTENSITY ESTIMATES OF T4.5 (77 KNOTS) FROM PGTW AND KNES.

01 Jan 2016 description

[JTWC] Summary: TROPICAL CYCLONE (TC) 06P (ULA), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 190 NM SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF PAGO PAGO, AMERICAN SAMOA HAS TRACKED SOUTHWESTWARD AT 12 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. ANIMATED MULTISPECTRAL SATELLITE IMAGERY DEPICTS A SLIGHTLY ELONGATED CENTRAL DENSE OVERCAST FEATURE OBSCURING THE LOW LEVEL CIRCULATION CENTER. THE CURRENT POSITION IS PLACED WITH FAIR CONFIDENCE BASED ON LOW REFLECTIVITY BANDING SEEN IN A 010623Z SSMIS 91GHZ MICROWAVE IMAGE AND IS SUPPORTED BY AGENCY SATELLITE FIXES.

31 Dec 2015 description

[JTWC] Summary: TROPICAL CYCLONE 06P (ULA), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 118 NM SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF PAGO PAGO, HAS TRACKED SOUTHWESTWARD AT 05 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. THE CURRENT POSITION IS BASED ON SATELLITE FIXES FROM PGTW AND KNES, WITH HIGH CONFIDENCE. THE INTENSITY OF 90 KNOTS IS CONSISTENT WITH DVORAK T-NUMBER ESTIMATES FROM PGTW AND KNES. TC 06P HAS RAPIDLY INTENSIFIED OVER THE PAST 12 HOURS, SUPPORTED BY LOW VERTICAL WIND SHEAR, STRONG POLEWARD OUTFLOW ALOFT, AND PASSAGE OVER VERY WARM WATER.

31 Dec 2015 description

PDC is closely monitoring Tropical Cyclone Ula as it approaches Vava’u, Tonga. Attached are three situational awareness products depicting Estimated Tropical Cyclone Wind Impacts, Rainfall, and Wind Radii for this event, which are also available as layers in DisasterAWARE. If you would like to view these models in real time in DisasterAWARE, please access the Hazard event through the link below and expand the “Default Layers” folder in the product list. You may also search “TAOS” or “Radii” in the “Layers” palette.

31 Dec 2015 description

PDC is closely monitoring Tropical Cyclone Ula as it approaches Vava’u, Tonga. Attached are three situational awareness products depicting Estimated Tropical Cyclone Wind Impacts, Rainfall, and Wind Radii for this event, which are also available as layers in DisasterAWARE. If you would like to view these models in real time in DisasterAWARE, please access the Hazard event through the link below and expand the “Default Layers” folder in the product list. You may also search “TAOS” or “Radii” in the “Layers” palette.

31 Dec 2015 description

PDC is closely monitoring Tropical Cyclone Ula as it approaches Vava’u, Tonga. Attached are three situational awareness products depicting Estimated Tropical Cyclone Wind Impacts, Rainfall, and Wind Radii for this event, which are also available as layers in DisasterAWARE. If you would like to view these models in real time in DisasterAWARE, please access the Hazard event through the link below and expand the “Default Layers” folder in the product list. You may also search “TAOS” or “Radii” in the “Layers” palette.

29 Dec 2015 description

The Samoa Disaster Management Office says rivers throughout the country have overflown their banks, and the public is being warned to not attempt to cross them.

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27 Dec 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

Acute Fever and Rash: Palau Diarrhoea: Solomon Islands

Other updates

Acute Fever and Rash

Three cases reported from Palau were diagnosed as varicella zoster.

Diarrhoea

Solomon Islands: Outbreak continues; there is a decrease in the weekly number of cases reported.

Ebola Virus Disease

20 Dec 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

Diarrhoea: Solomon Islands

Influenza-Like illness: New Caledonia

Other updates

Diarrhoea

17 Dec 2015 description
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The following syndromes have been flagged:

Diarrhoea: Federated States of Micronesia, Solomon Islands

Influenza-Like illness: Nauru, Tokelau

Other updates

Diarrhoea

Increasing number of cases of diarrhoea in the Solomon Islands. Most of the cases are from Honiara and Guadalcanal in young children aged less than 5 years. A WHO epidemiologist has been deployed to assist with the investigations.

Chikungunya

An outbreak is ongoing in Tuvalu.

Dengue

16 Dec 2015 description

Northern Hemisphere

China

As of 30 November, there were 3,822 cases of dengue reported in 2015 for China, with majority of the cases being reported during September and October 2015. From 1 to 30 November 2015, 470 dengue cases were reported. The number of cases in the month of November in 2015 has decreased threefold compared to case numbers reported in the previous month and considerably lower than the number of cases reported in 2014, for the same reporting period. (Figure 1)

Malaysia

07 Dec 2015 description

Northern Hemisphere

China

As of 31 October, there were 3352 cases of dengue reported in 2015 for China, with majority of the cases being reported during September and October. From 1 to 31 October 2015, 1435 dengue cases were reported. The number of cases in the month of October in 2015 has remained similar to case numbers reported in the previous month and considerably lower than the number of cases reported in 2014, for the same reporting period. (Figure 1)

Malaysia

06 Dec 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

Acute Fever and Rash: Vanuatu

Diarrhoea: Federated States of Micronesia, Solomon Islands

Influenza-Like illness: American Samoa, New Caledonia

Other updates

Chikungunya

An outbreak is ongoing in Tuvalu.

Dengue

30 Nov 2015 description

A gale warning remains in force for Niue, as tropical cyclone Tuni moves southeast around 160 kilometres northeast of the island.

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29 Nov 2015 description

American Samoa's Health Department's latest report on dengue fever shows that the threat from the mosquito borne disease is continuing to weaken.

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